Swimming pools, twinkly lights, a well-stocked Tiki Bar and beach balls welcome the audience to The Hypocrites' raucous and utterly zany beach-party adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta. More…
The entire audience joins the cast on the stage-beach, immersed in the action alongside sappy pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy Major General. It is a spunky model of a (post)modern major musical.
See it if you'd like a broad, shticky POP. Mostly good voices. High energy. NOT classic G&S; signif'ly reimagined. Lyrics hard to hear. Lines changed.
Don't see it if you love Sullivan's music. It's mostly played on string instruments. And melodies are CHANGED. This is heresy. Why mess w wonderful music?
See it if Innovative and fun. About 1/4 of the audience sits on stage. The actors improvise extra silliness on top of an already silly show.
Don't see it if You don't like farce. You don't want liberties taken with the original script and music. Immersive/improvised elements are not your thing.
See it if you enjoy a very different production of Pirates of Penzance. You will be on stage and close to the action. Very funny and unusual.
Don't see it if you don't like Gilbert and Sullivan or only a traditional interpretation.
See it if You enjoy creative reimagining of classic theater. This is immersive & silly fun w very charning & talented performers.
Don't see it if Are G&S purist, hate engaging w actors, or a particularly frenetic and musically altered POP. Must b willing to enjoy yourself.
See it if an 80 minute romp on a beach with shortened G&S songs played with guitars and banjos. Streamlined plot played by versatile comic actors
Don't see it if you are a G&S purist. But it's a lot of fun. The lighting and sound design are clever, but I could not clearly make out the "Major-General"
See it if This was certainly different. When you see through the antics, the sight gages and people constantly moving around, it actually was a
Don't see it if fairly traditional rendition. If you can wrap your head around the concept of the spirit of G&S, you will enjoy it. it is a great
See it if you want to have a fun night listening to very good singers and musicians who themselves are having fun on stage.
Don't see it if you only are interested in the original score and costuming
See it if You are a fan of Gilbert & Sullivan and want to see a zany, fun version.This is best enjoyed by those who already know the operetta.
Don't see it if You don't like G&S or have never seen a 'classic' version of Pirates. Warning: NOT for the purists!
See it if you're looking for Gilbert and Sullivan "light" and are not a purist. You're interested in seeing a fun, silly, grab-bag of a production.
Don't see it if You're looking for a strong production that makes the most of this classic operetta
See it if you like Gilbert & Sullivan and wish there were more companies performing them. Two hours of clever silliness is much appreciated these days
Don't see it if you're not a fan of brilliant silliness and contrived plots or if under-powered singing will ruin it for you.